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Saturday Night Dinner Speakers
Keynote: Zara Rutherford
Zara Rutherford is a World-record-breaking pilot, becoming the youngest woman to fly solo around the world on a journey that lasted 4 months and 26 days.
Saturday Program Speakers
Dan is the president and chief executive officer of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, an organization of more than 230 aquariums, zoos, and science centers. Dan is charged with advancing AZA’s vision, mission, and strategic priorities. A lifelong animal conservationist, Dan joined AZA in January 2017 after serving as the director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Erin currently serves as San Francisco International Airport’s (SFO) first Sustainability Director, Zero Energy and Resilient Outcomes (ZERO) Committee Chair and Sustainable Aviation Fuel Working Group Chair where she implements the Airport’s Strategic, Sustainability and Climate Action Plans. This includes annual reporting, brokering and implementing high-impact emissions reduction investments across campus-wide and facility-specific projects.
Dr. Steve Davis
Dr. Steve Davis is The Everglades Foundation’s Chief Science Officer. He draws upon his 25 years of Everglades science and teaching experience, including 10 years as professor of wetland ecology at Texas A&M University, to lead science, communication and outreach efforts focused on Everglades restoration, ecosystem health, and impacts of sea-level rise.
Based in Maryland, Julie is an editor, aviation educator, and author. She holds an airline transport pilot certificate with Douglas DC-3 and CE510 (Citation Mustang) type ratings. She’s a CFI/CFII since 1993, specializing in advanced aircraft and flight instructor development.
Bill Brine is a director with the Recreational Aviation Foundation. A native New Englander with two grown children, Bill and his wife, Joanne, live on the Island of Martha’s Vineyard off the coast of Massachusetts. Bill is the holder of over 30 patents and has a passion for finding elegant solutions to challenges. When not working with start-ups, he’s usually exploring on one of his daily drivers, a Pivot Mach 6 mountain bike, Toyota Tacoma pickup truck, and a Cessna Skywagon.